Wayne Budd

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Wayne Budd (Born November 18, 1941 in Springfield, Mass) is senior executive vice president and general counsel, U.S., of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc., a division of Manulife Financial. He joined Hancock in 2000 and directs all of the company's legal activities.

Before joining Hancock, Budd was President-New England at Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Communications), where, among other duties, he was responsible for regulatory and legislative functions for the New England Region. Before his tenure at Bell Atlantic, he had been a senior partner at Goodwin Procter, a Boston law firm.

From 1969 to 1989, he served with the law firm of Budd, Wiley, & Richlin.

From 1989 to 1992, he had been U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, serving as the Bay State's chief federal prosecutor and representing the federal government in matters involving civil litigation.

Budd had been Associate Attorney General of the United States, appointed to the position by President George H. W. Bush in 1992. He oversaw the Civil Rights, Environmental, Tax, Civil and Antitrust divisions at the Department of Justice, as well as the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Budd also served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, appointed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.

He is a past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.

Budd is a graduate of Boston College and received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School.

References[edit]

  • United States President (1989-1993 : Bush), United States Office of the Federal Register, George H. W. Bush, George Bush: 1989. Washington D.C.: Superintendent of Document, 1993.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank Keating
United States Associate Attorney General
1992-1993
Succeeded by
Webster Hubbell
Preceded by
Frank L. McNamara, Jr.
United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts
1989-1992
Succeeded by
Donald K. Stern